Crab Egg Drop Soup

I am rather partial to egg drop soup, its easy to put together and the way the egg cooks fascinates me. Eggs are super foods a good source of protein, choline, Vitamin B6, iron (in the yolk) and are fine in moderation. We enjoy plenty at our house, I often boil a couple for picnic lunches for the kids or on road trips. This is a versatile recipe and really you could get creative and add anything to it.


  • 1 Large egg (beaten)
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • one teaspoon of five spice powder
  • one small can of crab meat
  • one teaspoon ginger/garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
  • a dash of fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup frozen pea


  1. heat a little canola oil in a wok on high, add ginger/garlic paste, five spice and tomato and let it reduce down to a paste
  2. add stock, fish sauce, peas and crab meat and simmer for 10 minutes 
  3. Beat egg and pour in as the soup is boiling stirring it as you add, it helps if someone can stir for you :-)
  4. enjoy

Have a wonderful and restful weekend everyone ;-) 

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  1. When i run out of idea what to cook for soup, i will cook this simple egg drop soup too. Have a nice weekend to you too and Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. We love Egg drop soup but never tried making it; this version soups great.

  3. Sounds interesting. Have a great weekend Diane

  4. I love egg drop soup in any variation, so this crab sounds delicious!

  5. This soup looks like winter soup. Comfort food. I remember having something similar in Spain, can't remember whether it was crab soup, though. Many thanks. Loved the recipe.

    Greetings from London.

  6. Mmmm... Looks so good :) I love egg drop soup too!

  7. love that you add crab!

  8. Crab in egg drop of the things I love!

  9. Good flavours here. I like the 5 spice powder. I don't have any crab in the pantry right now but I do have some halibut, given me by a kind neighbour. I think I'm going to make this soon, using the halibut. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. oh yep great neighbor thats such a great fish and so pricey these days

  10. Soups are always great, and this one looks so simple and tasty. Yum!

  11. I've never made egg drop soup! I've had it restaurants though. I love your version with crab - how delicious.

  12. MMMM,..what a lovely & heart warming tasty soup this surely is! :) Yummm!

  13. I love crab and egg drop soup. Brilliantly combined! This I must try!


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